Hottest Heels in Hollywood

From strappy stilettos to chunky wedges, here's a countdown of the coolest kicks to tread the red carpet this year.

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November 4, 2010 10:00 PM
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Peek-a-Boo Toes

This style takes open-toe down a notch with a flirty, little toe-slit. Anna Kendrick used a pair to accent her sneak-a-peek neckline.
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Electric Hues

Just because earth tones, animal prints, and metallics are the trends of the season, it doesn't mean you should steer clear of solid, standout color. Follow Heidi Klum's lead by stepping out in a bright pair of pumps.
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Razzle Dazzle

Not one to shy away from attention, Kat Von D arrived at a recent movie premiere in an understated, military-inspired black ensemble only to steal the spotlight with her gold glitter-encrusted platforms.
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Heavy Metal

The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev wore a pair of black open-toe pumps with chain ankle-detail to spice up a classic LBD for a more rebellious type of sultry.
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Animal Instinct

Michelle Williams added a little edge to an otherwise demure outfit with a pair of cheetah-print/zebra-print pumps. Proving that, yes, you can be a girly-girl with a wild side.
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Sound Structure

Update any look by choosing an architecturally structured shoe with jewel accents. Much like the pair Blake Lively recently walked the red carpet in, the contrast will complement both the femininity and design of your look.
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Less Is More

Hilary Swank took the strappy heel to the next level by opting for a pair in bright magenta — adding a little sass to a textbook-elegant look.
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Totally Spiked

Who says grommets, studs, and spikes are limited to leather jackets? We love Kim Kardashian's prickly pair of open-toe heels.
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The Perfect Platform

Emma Watson braved the red carpet in a pair of high-rise platforms with cute triple bows — but gravity-defying shoes are not just for the petite. Fashionistas of every height can rock platforms.
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Bright and Curvy

What’s better than a pair of beautifully designed avant-garde shoes? Brightly colored, beautifully designed avant-garde shoes. Australian actress Teresa Palmer sported a pair of green, carved–wedge heels, creating a daring and playful vibe for her look.
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Golden Touch

Anna Paquin's gold, sprappy heels are a glamorous complement to her colorful and revealing red carpet look.
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Rock 'n' Roll Wedges

With a mix of leather, mesh, and bows, Audrina Patridge lets her black wedges add some bad-girl cred to a simple T-shirt and jeans ensemble.